Man City's £41 million bid for Ake accepted by Bournemouth: Reports

Nathan Ake was part of Chelsea's youth system and loaned out to Bournemouth before signing for the Cherries for £20 million in June 2017.

Nathan Ake has been a consistent performer for Bournemouth in the Premier League.   -  REUTERS

Manchester City has had a £41 million ($53.30 million) bid for Bournemouth central defender Nathan Ake accepted by the relegated south coast team, the Bournemouth Echo reported on Thursday.

Bournemouth was relegated from the Premier League on Sunday and Ake is one of the players who were expected to move in order to continue playing in the top flight.

The 25-year-old Dutch defender was part of Chelsea's youth system and loaned out to Bournemouth before signing for the Cherries for £20 million in June 2017.

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City, which finished runner-up in the Premier League, is looking to strengthen the centre of its defence as Pep Guardiola looks to improve his squad for a title challenge next season.

City has also been linked with Valencia winger Ferran Torres with the 20-year-old seen as a potential replacement for German Leroy Sane who joined Bayern Munich earlier this month in a move reported to be worth €45 million ($52.87 million) plus add-ons.

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